"The Song of the Shirt" is a short, but poignant social drama directed by D.W. Griffith, featuring Florence Lawrence and cinematographer Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame. Arthur Johnson has a small part as a waiter, and Robert Harron appears as a stock boy.
A young seamstress desperately looks for work, trying to help her very sick sister.
Directed by D.W. Griffith
Cinematography by Billy Bitzer
Based on the poem written by Thomas Hood
Starring Florence Lawrence, Linda Arvidson
Distributed by Biograph Company
Release date November 17, 1909
Country United States
Running time 8 m.
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